Accelerometer Sensors

What is an Accelerometer Sensor?
An accelerometer is an integrated, built-in module or circuit that accurately detects and measures the acceleration and motion of the application it is attached too. The type of measurement they measure is the rate of velocity change in an object and commonly measure in G-forces (g) or in meters per second squared (m/s2).

How do Accelerometer Sensors work?
This particular type of sensor is used to measure static (gravity) or dynamic forces (vibration and motion) in acceleration. An accelerometer can measure acceleration on up to three axis units. These acceleration sensors usually contain internal capacitive plates, some are fixed whilst others are attached to very small springs. These internally move as acceleration forces are happening on the sensor. When these plates move, the capacitance changes between them and from these changes, the acceleration can be determined.

Another type of accelerometers, is a Piezoelectric Accelerometer. These sensors contain minuscule crystal structures that output electrical charge if they ever fall under a mechanical stress, in this instance the stress would be acceleration.

What are Accelerometer Sensors used for?
• Gaming systems
• Mobile devices
• Disk drive protection
• Image stabilisation
• Sports and health devices
• Industrial applications
• Commercial applications

Did you know?
Did you know that a single G-force on planet earth amounts to 9.8 m/s2. This figure can vary, depending on elevation and will be different on other planets because of the difference in gravitational pull.

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Description Price Number of Axis Sensor Type Technology Mounting Type Interface Type Maximum Frequency Response Minimum Frequency Response Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Package Type Sensitivity Pin Count Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 905-4665
Mfr. Part No.2019
£6.10
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3 Accelerometer Digital - I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 1.95 V Module 4096Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 793-1364
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
£1.13
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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3 Accelerometer Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 103-2120
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
£0.577
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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3 Accelerometer Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 110-6552
Mfr. Part No.LSM6DS3TR
£2.205
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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3 Accelerometer, Gyroscope Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.7 V LGA 0.488mg/LSB 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 166-0908
Mfr. Part No.LSM9DS1TR
£2.788
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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3 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.9 V LGA 0.732mg/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 110-6555
Mfr. Part No.LSM9DS1TR
£4.67
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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3 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.9 V LGA 0.732mg/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 917-2725
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
£1.05
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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3 Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-7505
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
£0.643
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
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3 Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 871-1723
Mfr. Part No.MM7150-AB0
BrandMicrochip
£22.25
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9 Motion Sensor Module - Surface Mount I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 2.3 V Module - 16 +70 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-5352
Mfr. Part No.MM7150-AB0
BrandMicrochip
£20.983
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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9 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer - Surface Mount I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 2.3 V Module - 16 +70 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 905-4586
Mfr. Part No.1247
£11.32
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3 Accelerometer, Magnetometer Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 2.16 V LGA - 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 849-6184
Mfr. Part No.0273.141.169-1NV
£1.074
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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3 Accelerometer Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 10MHz - 3.6 V 1.2 V LGA 256LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 914-0416
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ-RL7
£2.945
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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3 Accelerometer Analogue Surface Mount - 1600Hz 0.5Hz 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP LQ 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 709-0148
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ
£4.68
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3 Accelerometer - Surface Mount - - - 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 914-0413
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ-RL7
£3.595
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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3 Accelerometer Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282LSB/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 709-8439
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
£5.69
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3 Accelerometer - Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282mV/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 801-6889
Mfr. Part No.MMA8652FCR1
BrandNXP
£1.55
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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3 Accelerometer Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.95 V DFN 256 LSB/g, 512 LSB/g, 1024 LSB/g 10 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 893-7266
Mfr. Part No.805-0050-01
£88.96
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- Accelerometer - Through Hole 2 Wire IEPE 10000Hz 0.3Hz 30 V dc 18 V TO-5 100mV/g 3 +100 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 146-2373
Mfr. Part No.805-0050-01
£74.915
Each (In a Box of 20)
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- Accelerometer - Through Hole 2 Wire IEPE 10000Hz 0.3Hz 30 V dc 18 V TO-5 100mV/g 3 +100 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 912-9986
Mfr. Part No.ADXL362BCCZ-R2
£5.692
Each (On a Reel of 250)
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3 Accelerometer Digital Surface Mount SPI 250kHz 1kHz 3.5 V 1.6 V LGA 1 mg/LSB, 2 mg/LSB, 4 mg/LSB 16 +85 °C -40 °C